Barcelona make third bid to sign Brazil international

Spanish champions Barcelona have reportedly made a third offer worth £55m to acquire the services of Chelsea winger Willian. The Brazil international has been on the Blaugrana’s focus over the past three months and Sky Sports claims that they have made a fresh approach after their previous bids of £50m and £53m were knocked back by the Blues.

Willian has been one of the Blues’ most consistent performers since joining them in the summer of 2013 but his future has come under question after receiving limited gametime under ex-boss Antonio Conte over the past two seasons.

With the arrival of Maurizio Sarri at the helm, Willian could be better appreciated with a regular starting role next term but the Brazilian seems to have made his mind up to leave the west London giants.

As things stand, the Blues have yet to make a decision on the Blaugrana’s third offer for the forward but there is a realistic chance that they may give in, considering the winger would be turning 30 next month with under two years left on his contract.

Nevertheless, the move does not remain straightforward with Barcelona having to part ways with one of their non-EU players first before sorting out a probable agreement for the Brazilian.

Yerry Mina, Philippe Coutinho and summer signing Arthur are presently the three players taking up the quota available and the former appears likely to be sacrificed at least on loan – in order to compensate for Willian’s probable arrival.

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